Sanderson Transport required a WMS with a proven pedigree of powering large 3PL providers with multiple sites and multiple clients, demonstrated stability and scalability, and the ability to integrate effectively with customer ERPs and eCommerce systems.
The Microlistics Partner Web Portal will feature in the rollout which will enable Sanderson Transport clients to self-serve, including the ability to place and track orders and generate detailed reports. Sanderson Transport will also leverage Microlistics’ advanced rules-based 3PL Billing Management module, ensuring that all warehouse activities are captured and invoiced, minimising revenue leakage and allowing for a broader range of service delivery.
Stephen Sanderson Transport Commercial Director, Ed Sanderson, said the warehouse division had underpinned much of the company’s growth in recent years.
“In recent years, we have welcomed on board several blue-chip retail clients for whom we provide a fully outsourced warehousing and distribution service. Our objective is to capitalise on this and improve our capability by establishing one integrated system, and one ‘source of truth’, across our warehouse network to better differentiate ourselves in the market.”
“We reviewed many WMS solutions, especially those marketed for 3PLs, and found Microlistics to offer the most flexible and configurable solution, which is important for us as we continue to expand our service offering.”
“Microlistics WMS will enable us to fully capture every warehouse operation, streamline our existing operations and to expand the services we offer to include eCommerce fulfilment, cross-docking, pallet storage, carton and item picking in the same operation, as well as the flexibility to provide value-added services which customers expect from a fully-outsourced logistics provider.”
Microlistics Founder and Managing Director, Mark Dawson, said successfully growing a 3PL business required more than additional space or transport capacity.
“At some point, growing 3PL businesses begin to see diminishing returns on new business as increasing complexity starts to take a toll on performance and efficiency. This is particularly the case in multi-client and multi-site scenarios.”
“We’re grateful to be working with the forward-thinking team at Sanderson Transport, who recognise that investment into proven technology is key to future success for them and their clients and are committed to implementing industry best-practices across their operations.”
Stephen Sanderson Transport is a family-owned haulage and logistics company based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Established in 1973 with a single truck, the company has grown to operate a modern fleet of over 80 vehicles and over 100,000sqft of warehousing, serving leading companies and smaller businesses across varied sectors, UK and Europe-wide.